Bodyguard report to go before Exco

2010-06-04 00:00

A SECURITY report explaining the need for protection services for senior Msunduzi leaders is set to be released next week.

This was stated by Msunduzi Mayor Mike Tarr at yesterday’s executive committee (Exco) meeting following a query from DA caucus leader Bill Lambert

Said Lambert: “Much has been said and written about the sudden increase in the number of bodyguards for the deputy mayor.

“What is the sudden security risk [she is exposed to]?”

Lambert went on to say that when the new leadership came in, they promised to commit their full support to the turnaround strategy and work together to get out the “mess the ANC got us into and now look at this”.

“We need a full security report from the SAPF.”

Tarr asked Lambert not to personalise the issue by singling out the deputy mayor as it applies to all those with bodyguards, including himself and Msunduzi administrator Johann Mettler.

He said there is a unit within the police that is tasked with carrying out risk assessments and it had recommended the security measures.

He said he has been advised to have 24-hour protection, as is the case with Mettler, but he sometimes chooses not to have security accompany him.

He assured Lambert that he will request the SAPF unit responsible for carrying out the assessments to compile a report that will be presented to Exco.

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